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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: Favorite Piece Of Gear, Rock N Roller Cart.

August 16, 2018 by DJ Jay
DJ tips in under a minute. People often ask me the best piece of gear I own, expecting me to say a CDJ or a DJM or something, but believe it or not, it's right there, that is my rock and rock cart. It is an older one, I think this is about four or five years old and as you can see, it's all folded up nice, it's a small footprint, but the handles come up and the whole things extends out to twice that length. I can carry my two JBL speakers, my coffin, two speaker stands and a bag and do an event in one trip. This has been a lifesaver, because it fits right in the front seat of the car, folds out, does its job. And I think at expo, I'm going to get a new one, because this is the older style with the actual tires that take air, the new ones are hard plastic. So save your back, save your agro, don't rely on hote... [read more]
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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: Cake Table Pin Spot Idea.

August 9, 2018 by DJ Jay
All right. DJ tips in under a minute, Par can, one of the O-clamps and speaker stand. Just about every single wedding I do some of this gear gets left in the garage, but after speaking with DJ Mikey Mike doing it from scratch and direct sounds, he gave me an idea that I have heard about before, but haven't tried that I'm going to probably this weekend, that light and that speaker stand are now going to become a cake table pin spot. That's right, I'm going to go set it up, see how it looks and try it out and then I'm going to offer it as a little bit of either an upgrade to my clients or maybe even a little freebie, just a little throw in for them being cool and me needing a little bargaining tool. But I'm thinking this is probably a $50 to $100 idea. So you've got a spot, you've got a stand, you've got a cake... [read more]
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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: Serato Itch Running Serato Video.

August 2, 2018 by DJ Jay
I just wanted to show this real quick, I am using, see up there, ITCH and I'm just playing some tracks and as you can see up here, I have the record DJ facts sampler and if you weren't aware, I just want to show you a video. So here is Video-SL in ITCH. So as you see, I'm now running video in ITCH. So if you have an ITCH controller, you have ITCH, you can run Video-SL or as I believe it's now being called Serato Video. So just wanted to show you that real quick. I'll do some tutorials down the road, but just wanted to show you. It is now possible, if you haven't already seen it, to run video on your ITCH controller. Kind of a game changer if you've got video and you were thinking about going into it and you already have a controller similar to this one. So DJ Jay just showing you real quick the Video-SL or ag... [read more]
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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: PRACTICE.

July 26, 2018 by DJ Jay
All right. DJ tips in under a minute. I've already done record yourself and I've already done record your voice. It's just practicing. You should be practicing. How much, completely up to you. How often, completely up to you. But it's a balmy Tuesday night here and I wanted to start doing some mixes. I've got some time. So I'm messing around, but I'm recording it, playing it back. It's a little time consuming, but after you listen to it, you start to pick up where your break should've been, I could've transitioned this mix right here a lot better. So that's something I'll go back and practice over. But you know what, a couple hours a week, 20 hours a week, whatever you feel comfortable with, but actually record your mix, listen to it back and see where your mistakes are or see if it's great and if it's great,... [read more]
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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: Marking Your USB Cable, And Using A Different Color For Your HD.

July 19, 2018 by DJ Jay
All right. DJ tips in under a minute. Sometimes when using software, you may have to reboot, you may have to change things up, you may have to shut down the controller, you may have to shut down the computer. So I always use white for my hard drives and I go even further at putting that black mark so I know which side plugs in in case I'm looking at it, it's dark, I'm not sure, I don't want to jam anything, break a USB port. Could happen. So to get around it, again, put that little mark on it, but I know that this is the controller, this is the hard drive so I don't accidentally pull the hard drive in the middle of something if I have to reboot, if there's an issue and it's one more little anal thing I do, but it works really well for me. So DJ tips in under a minute, maybe run your hard drive on a white cabl... [read more]
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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: Another Reason To Attend A DJ Show, PRICES..

July 12, 2018 by DJ Jay
All right. Just showing you kind of a DJ tips in under a minute, small speakers. These are tiny. That's my hand and that's the speaker and it's pulled on top of a 12-inch sub. And not only are the prices great, but I'm seeing more and more 8s and 10s with DJs and they all seem to love them and there's certainly a lot here at the show. So that's the setup, ZXA1 and ZXA17. People ask me if I saw anything, put it in the video, so I am. Very small footprint, looks very easy to move, probably two tops and one sub and you are in business. So another reason, DJ tip in under a minute, go to the shows. Pricing is ridiculous. A lot of blowout deals for the show. So if you need an excuse to come to the shows, there it is, cheap gear. DJ tips in under a minute.   ... [read more]
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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: The Right Length For Your Tie.

June 28, 2018 by DJ Jay
All right. DJ tips in under a minute. I'm not the most fashion guy as you see, I have my tie. Hopefully this is adjusting, but see where the tie stops right here where my hand is? The belt. Tie is supposed to touch the belt. So I have to adjust my belt so this doesn't stick out, but I've seen some pictures lately of DJs with jackets that look very sharp. The jacket cuts the tie, then they take the jacket off and the tie is up here. You don't want that, you want the tie to come down just touch the belt. I think probably perfect would be that, but think halfway you're good. Anything over the belt, to me, is too long. If the tie goes to there, too long. So I stand up straight with my tie, I'm hitting right where I want to hit right there on the belt. So an odd DJ tips in under a minute from a non-fashion guy, b... [read more]
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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: Scrim King Table Topper To Stop Your Table From Being A Bar.

June 21, 2018 by DJ Jay
All right. DJ tips in under a minute. Again, live here at expo. We've got totem wraps, you have speaker stand covers, doubles, singles, triples, black, white, but the cool thing here is this, this is a table topper. It goes around your six-foot table. So when people go to put their drinks, oh, I can't, because there's something in the way. I think this is awesome. I'm getting one, because I'm sick of people putting their drinks on my table. And see, you can. So you cover your table up with this beautiful item black or white, unzips from a company called Skrim King, just skrimking.com, I'll put it in the description. But again, a great way to get rid of the drinks and problems on your table, Skrim King table topper, in under a minute.   ... [read more]